Random Thoughts From Gate 31

819412_43058630It’s happening. I’m sitting at Gate 31, waiting for the plane to take me to Las Vegas. The second Diabetes UnConference is this weekend, with a packed schedule of fun leading up to it. I’m grateful for the alumni, the new attendees, the facilitators, the sponsors, and John and The Kid. If there was a color for grateful, I’m be a blazing light of it.

But while I’ve been wrapped up in all the goodness that comes with this, other amazing things are happening in the community.

There are people to celebrate:

There are people who share their voices:

And then there is just…. happy.

My flight has just been called. I’m ready… for just about everything.



  1. Have a wonderful Unconference!!!

    I want you to know I referred your blog to the TUDiabetes for the week of March 7th, 2016.

    1. Rick,
      Thank you so much!

  2. Safe travels (you’re there already, so it’s kinda moot..) and have a great UnConf time! Bummed to miss the #VegasDust, but looking for the Atlantic City Sparkle come September! Thanks for all you do, Christel.

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